- Client: South Windsor Public Schools
- Service: Project & Program Management
- Location: South Windsor, CT
- Project Scale: $104.85 Million
Colliers Project Leaders is providing project management services for many South Windsor Public School projects as part of the District’s 10-year, 3-phase Master Plan. During the Pre-Referendum part of Phase 2 of the Master Plan, Colliers provided services including budget and schedule development, consultant coordination, educational specification coordination, and due diligence.
In addition, Colliers was part of the project team to educate the community on the technical details of the project. Colliers presented the project to the various Town Boards as well as several Town Public Information Sessions. The Town of South Windsor overwhelmingly passed the referendum by a 4 to 1 margin to construct two new elementary schools.
Colliers assisted the District in the evaluation of the Eli Terry Elementary School and Philip R. Smith Elementary School to determine if the District needed to move forward with the construction of new elementary schools, renovate-as-new, or extension and alteration. By working with the State of Connecticut, Office of School Construction Grants & Review, Colliers positioned South Windsor to minimize their risks in the ever-changing environment in Connecticut.
Projects that Colliers has served as owner’s project manager for South Windsor Public Schools include:
Eli Terry Elementary School: The school, which was built in 1965, will be replaced with a new structure on the existing site while the school remains in operation. The new school will house grades K-5 and be designed for a 437 student enrollment with a building area of 66,586 square feet. The existing school will be vacated, abated, and demolished after the new school is completed and occupied. The project is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2020.
Phillip R. Smith Elementary School: The school, which was originally constructed in 1959, will be replaced with a new structure on the existing site. However, the school operations will be moved to the old Orchard Hill Elementary School. The new school will house grades K-5 and be designed for a 390 student enrollment with a building area of 60,700 square feet. The project is anticipated to be completed in August 2020.
Orchard Hill Elementary: Construction of the new 75,600 gsf Orchard Hill Elementary School was completed in 2017. The Pre-K facility serves 564 students. Colliers provided all project management services throughout the project including turnover, closeout, commissioning, and State audit compliance.
Synthetic Turf and Track: Colliers provided project management services for the bidding, construction, and closeout phases of the South Windsor Public Schools’ synthetic turf and track project. As project manager, Colliers was responsible for reviewing bid packages, reviewing the contractor’s construction schedule, schedules of values, construction requisitions, and change orders. In addition, Colliers was responsible for visiting the construction site weekly and attending construction meetings.